Malvinas: Wildlife Watching
Season: September to March
Day 1 Sea Lion Island (D)
Arrival at Mount Pleasant Aiport early in the afternoon, flight transfer to the island. Sea Lion Island is one of the smallest islands of the archipelago but with an abundant wildlife, which makes it indispensable in any itinerary.
Day 2 Sea Lion Island (B,L, D)
During our stay, we receive some advice to make a safe fauna watching and with a map in our hands we go out to admire some specimens such as Caracá, Southern Giant Petrel, sea lions, sea elephants and orcas, if we are lucky.
Day 3 & 4 Pebble Island (B, L, D)
Transfer by FIGAS (Falkland Islands Government Air Service) to Pebble Island. This island is the perfect combination between history and nature. Colonies of penguins, black-necked swans, raptors and some sea lions, is only a part of the fauna that can be found on this island where it also has several sites related to the 1982 war between Argentina and United Kingdom. To the west, we find the memorial to HMS Coventry, sunk on May 25, 1982, and a little further away, the memorial in commemoration of five Argentine soldiers who died when their recognition flight was shot down.
Day 5 & 6 Saunders Island (B, L, D)
Transfer by FIGAS (Falkland Islands Government Air Service) to this island of volcanic origin. On the island, we have the chance to visit The Neck, an isthmus where you can observe diverse fauna such as: sea elephants, black-browed albatross and four species of penguins, King Penguin, Magellanic, Papua and Yellow Turtle. For those who like history, very close to the town are the ruins of Port Egmont (Port of the Crusade), the first British settlement, built on January 25, 1765. In 1770, a Spanish expedition expelled the British, but after this conflict, it was restored to the English again in 1771. Three years later, in 1774 the British left the island leaving a plaque in which they proclaimed their sovereignty over the territory. In the year 1776, the Spanish sent the plaque to Buenos Aires.
Day 7 Stanley Island (B )
Transfer by FIGAS to Stanley where we enjoyed a tour of the city, which includes the old and historic part of the city and the modern area visiting the museum and the picturesque Gipsy Cove, a small beach area, where you can see penguins and a canyon from the Second World War, which was left behind. In this area, there were battles between British and Germans during the war.
Day 8 Port Stanley/ Mount Pleasant (B)
Transfer to Mount Pleasant to catch your flight.